Burt Lum

Co-Host, Bytemarks Cafe

Burt Lum is Executive Director of Hawaii Open Data, a non-profit dedicated to advancing the principles of open data and has more than 30 years in Hawaii's technology and communications sector. He is an Instructor at University of Hawaiʻi in the Information & Computer Science Dept. and teaches Intro to Social Media. He also teaches Social Media for Emergency Response and Recovery for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center. At the City and County of Honolulu, he is a Community Manager for their Open Data - Citizen Engagement Initiative.

Past engagements include founding member of the Innovation Center at HMSA, Senior Product Manager at Hawaiian Telcom, CEO/President of Hawaiʻi data center startup NetEnterprise and work at the Maui High Performance Computing Center.

His online activities include social media, community building, blogging, video and audio podcasting, content curation, and citizen journalism. For the last six years, he has planned and coordinated a variety of grassroots technology events including CityCamp, Code for Hawaii, and the Unconferenz. He is also on the board of Common Cause and Jodo Mission of Hawaii.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, the guys will hear about the Schools of the Future Conference - bringing together private schools and public schools to improve education. Funded by the Hawaii Community Foundation, the Conference highlights best practices and learning environments to prepare our students for the future.

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll hear about a new wireless broadband network built exclusively for first responders. This Public Safety network will enable first responders like police, fire and emergency management to communicate seamlessly and securely with each other.

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll hear about the formation of a new organization called the Computer Science Teachers Association. We’ll hear from the organizers about the importance of computer science and the role it plays in the future of our students.

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Blue Coat Photos / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll find out about a new organization focused on providing cyber security threat mitigation, education and economic development. We’ll hear from the organizers of Cyber Hawaii whose mission is to develop and enhance Hawaii’s cyber security capabilities.

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  Today on Bytemarks Café, we find out about some of the latest advancements in virtual reality gaming. We’ll get an update on commercial business efforts to incorporate VR and find out what the consumer reaction is to this new technology.

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Wikimedia Commons

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll catch up with Hawaiʻi’s Project Imua who recently launched their third mission from NASA’s Flight Facility in Virginia. We’ll find out what lessons were learned on this project to send a payload carrying data collecting experiments into space. 6:30 PM on HPR-1.

Keith DeMello
Keith DeMello

Today on Bytemarks Café, Governor David Ige and Chief Information Officer Todd Nacapuy will join us to talk state government tech. We’ll get an update on efforts to upgrade IT infrastructure and increase the pace of innovation inside the state government.

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EvanLee / Pixabay

Today on Bytemarks Café, a project that brings together traditional knowledge and storytelling with game design. The project is called Skins and it's part of the initiative for Indigenous Futures Partnership to create new culturally-based stories.

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  Today on Bytemarks Cafe, we’ll talk about civic tech and take you inside planning for the second Hawaii Annual Code Challenge. We’ve invited two departments to give us a preview of their challenge pitch and find out what problems can the tech community help them solve.

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Wikipedia

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll learn why the State of Hawaiʻi is dusting off their nuclear disaster preparedness plans. With the nuclear threat from North Korean Intercontinental Ballistic Missile tests, what can citizens do to prepare for the unthinkable.

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Richard Unten / Flickr

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll find out about a new program called AERo or Aeronautical Engineering and Robotics. Starting in high schools this STEM program is a new take on robotics with a focus on unmanned aerial systems or drones.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, we'll find out how drones are being used by botany researchers to find new native plant communities. We'll learn how these unmanned aerial systems with high resolution cameras are able to identify the rarest plants in very remote areas.

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lmonk72 / Pixabay

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll learn about a system for teaching computer programming to teachers. We’ll hear about Altino the autonomous robotic model car that makes coding concepts easy and fun.

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We’ll explore what steps are being taken to fight the devastating Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death. We’ll learn about new survey and detection tools being used to fight the outbreak allowing scientist to identify areas for treatment.

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Tumisu / Pexels

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll talk to Your Front Desk and Tripidee, two companies in the latest Blue Startups cohort. We’ll talk to the company execs to find out what they learned during their accelerator experience and what’s next after graduation.

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We'll find out what resulted from the Ala Wai Challenge and what's next to improve the watershed. We'll talk to the winners of the challenge and learn what innovations they considered implementing to clean up one of Hawaii's most visible waterways.

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Wikimedia Commons

Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll explore the rising tides, climate change and a phenomenon called King Tides. We’ve seen the physical effects of the recent King Tides but what can citizens do to help researchers studying potential.

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Flickr / perspec_photo88

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll talk about the growing need to develop cyber security talent in Hawaii. We’ll talk to the organizers of the summer Cyber Camp and programs like Cyber Patriot and Gen Cyber and learn how these programs enhance student career options.

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Flickr / Scot Nelson

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll talk about unwanted, invasive species that are establishing themselves in Hawaii. We’ll find out their effect on the environment and what efforts are being implemented to control or eradicate them.

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Flickr / Jeremy Keith

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll find out what benefits and concerns occur when more devices are connected to the Internet. We’ll talk about the Internet of Things and explore it’s technical and social implications.

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Wikipedia

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll talk about the latest in microwave technology and the upcoming International Microwave Symposium. In addition to the conference, we’ll find out the many ways microwaves influence our lives, from 5G wireless to deep space exploration.

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Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll catch up with the organizers for the statewide STEM Conference. Geared primarily for students and teachers, we’ll find out how STEM programs are taking shape in schools and preparing students for future careers.

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Pexels / Sebastian Voortman

Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll find out what is like to be an artist in residence at a science organization. We’ll talk to two artists and find out what they learned while resident at the Schmidt Ocean Institute and the Bishop Museum.

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Bytemarks Café, we’ll get a chance to catch up with Team Magma, the FIRST Robotics Team from Kalani High School. The team won the Regional Engineering Inspiration Award in South Carolina and just completed the Hawaii State Regionals. We’ll find out if they’re headed to the World Championships. 

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Jeff Kubina / Flickr

Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll find out about the March for Science taking place on Earth Day 2017. The March for Science pulls together groups from across the State to celebrate Earth and the importance of science to frame our understanding of our environment.

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JÉSHOOTS / Pexels

Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll find out about the next generation wireless service called 5G. With no industry standard defining what 5G is, we’ll find out what specs are proposed and the infrastructure necessary to achieve them.

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www.purplemaia.org

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll learn how Purple Maiʻa has taken the concept of the Hackathon and given it a new twist. We’ll find out how Hawaiian culture plays a key role in the hackathon process and guides teams toward the Purple Prize.

Bytemarks Café: Blockchain

Mar 15, 2017
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Jason Benjamin / Flickr

Today on Bytemarks Café, we'll explore the growing interest in the underlying technology for cyber-currency called Blockchain. We'll learn how the technology works and talk about the Blockchain bill that is moving through the legislature that seeks to find benefits for the State. 

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Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll hear from two startups developing applications to improve our medical conditions. How is the XLR8UH accelerator program helping these companies prepare for the crowded, competitive health sector?

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Wikipedia

  Today on Bytemarks Café, we’ll explore what aspects of last year’s Aerospace Summit have gain traction in the legislature. From launch opportunities and drone application to simulated lunar settlements, what are the next steps to creating this reality?

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